Turnovers devastate OSU

Oregon State drops to 2-4 in conference play as the No. 10 Huskies hold on for a 69-65 victory.

Game recap.
Washington 69, Oregon State 65
A plethora of turnovers and poor rebounding on the defensive glass doomed Oregon State as the No. 10 Washington Huskies defeated the Beavers 69-65 in Seattle.  Clutch free throw shooting by Bobby Jones and Brandon Roy sealed the victory.

Marcel Jones led OSU with 14 points and 10 rebounds.  With Lamar Hurd out with a groin injury, Wesley Washington received 20 minutes of playing time scoring nine points and three steals but committing five turnovers.  Three other Beavers scored in double figures.  Bobby Jones led UW with 16 points and eight rebounds.   Gazette Times | Recap | Box Score


Key quote(s).
Coach Jay John - "Obviously, we missed our point guard. With Lamar not being in there, it changed how UW was going to defend us. They came out and strangled and chased and trapped. With 28 turnovers it was success. They took a game plan and attacked us at a point where we are weak."


Next up.
The Beavers stay in the Apple state as they travel north to Pullman to take on the 9-6, 2-4 Cougars.


Previous Beaver game.
Lost at home 65-63 to Arizona State.


Top performers for Oregon State. Top performers for Washington.

Scoring - Marcel Jones, 14 points

Rebounding - Marcel Jones, 10 rebounds

Assists - Jason Fontenet, 3 assists

Steals - Nick DeWitz, 4 steals

Blocks - Kyle Jeffers, 5 blocks

Scoring - Bobby Jones, 16 points

Rebounding - Bobby Jones, 8 rebounds

Assists -  Justin Dentman, 8 assists

Steals - Justin Dentman, 4 steals

Blocks - Brandon Roy,. 1 block


Injury Report.

  • Point guard Lamar Hurd is out at least three weeks with a groin injury.
  • Junior forward Michael Johnson is out 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his right foot.  As of late December, he started practicing with the team.
  • Freshman point guard Josh Tarver is out six weeks with a broken right foot.  As of late December, he started practicing with the team.


Beaver record watch.
Coach Jay John
Needs three wins for 400 in his 23-year coaching career (both head and assistant jobs).

Guard Chris Stephens
Needs 18 three-pointers to break OSU’s career record (Deaundra Tanner had 179).

Guard Lamar Hurd
Needs to play in 13 games to move into OSU’s career top 10.

Gill Coliseum
OSU needs four home wins for 500 all-time at Gill Coliseum.


News and notes.

  • Oregon State shot 46% from the field and 20% (2 of 10) from three point range compared to Washington's season low 33% from the field and 24% (5 of 21) from three point range.  Washington attempted 28 more shots than Oregon State.
  • Washington led 28-27 at halftime.
  • The Beavers shot 83% (23 of 28) from the free throw line while the Huskies made just 16 of 28 (57%).
  • UW grabbed 41 rebounds, 21 on the offensive side, while OSU reeled in 31 rebounds.
  • OSU committed 28 turnovers compared to UW's 15.

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